11 Jun 1944
  • Missouri was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Missouri | CPC]
  • The United States Marine Corps established the Administrative Command FMFPac (redesignated Supply Service FMFPac in Aug 1944) from the existing VAC Administrative Command to take responsibility for providing beach logistic supply on a hostile shore. ww2dbase [AC]
Australia France Guam
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) reached the launch point and began sending planes to soften up of targets in preparation for the invasion of Saipan, Mariana Islands. Yorktown aircrews concentrated primarily upon airfields located on Guam, Mariana Islands. Those raids continued until the 13th. ww2dbase [Mariana Islands Campaign and the Great Turkey Shoot | Yorktown (Essex-class) | DS]
Hawaii Mariana Islands
  • USS Wasp's aircraft attacked Japanese positions on Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands as part of an escort for transports en route the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Shaw | Eniwetok | DS]
  • USS Cassin Young arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Cassin Young | Eniwetok | CPC]
  • While USS Harder reconnoitered the Tawi-Tawi anchorage in southern Philippine Islands, she detected Japanese cruisers and destroyers. She did not attack; instead, she sailed out to open sea to report the finding. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
Romania Photo(s) dated 11 Jun 1944
British officers inspecting a PzKpfw IV tank destroyed by the UK Durham Light Infantry, Normandy, France, 11 Jun 1944Troops of A Company, 6th Durham Light Infantry Regiment, British 50th Division in Grandcamp-Maisy, France, 11 Jun 1944; note Sten gunCamouflaged German Tiger I heavy tank, Villers-Bocage, France, Jun 1944Light cruiser Montpelier underway from the Marshall Islands en route for Saipan, Mariana Islands, 11 Jun 1944
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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